Planning a wedding is no easy feat, even if you aren’t pregnant. As a pregnant bride, the process can be even more stressful—especially when it comes to finding the perfect wedding dress.
It’s important to remember that your body is going through some pretty major changes right now. You may feel like your belly is getting in the way of everything you used to love about yourself, but this is one of the most important parts of your life! You’re growing a human being inside of you! So go ahead: let that belly breathe a little bit. It’s okay to feel good about yourself and what your body is capable of doing.
With that said, here are a few tips on choosing the perfect wedding dress for a pregnant bride:
Consider your style.
If you’re more of a classic gal, try gowns with long sleeves and structured silhouettes, which will flatter your curves without showing too much skin in case you get cold. If you’re more edgy, try something with lace or an asymmetrical hemline—these details will keep things interesting while still being appropriate for your big day.
Think about how much support you need.
Some maternity wedding dresses come with built-in support panels designed specifically to help hold up your growing belly; if this isn’t an option for you, consider adding inserts or bras into any dress that fits well otherwise but isn’t quite supportive enough on its own (this is especially important if any parts of the dress are stretchy).
Choose a style that flatters your figure.
There are many different styles of wedding dresses available in the market today. You should choose one which flatters your figure and makes you feel comfortable in it. For example, if you want to wear something glamorous and elegant then go for an empire waist or ball gown style as they are very flattering on pregnant women. If on the other hand, you prefer something classic then choose an A-line dress or mermaid cut gowns as they look great on all body types including those with baby bumps.
Find out if there are different styles available for pregnant brides.
Some designers offer maternity wedding dresses or maternity gowns as part of their collections. These dresses may have an empire waistline or come with an adjustable panel so that they fit comfortably through all stages of pregnancy and postpartum recovery. You can also ask about ordering customizations or alterations to make sure the dress fits perfect for your body type and needs.
Focus on comfort.
You’ll want something that will be easy for you to move around in, but also something that looks great on your body type. Think about what kind of shoes you’ll wear with the dress (if any) and whether or not they’ll make it easier/harder for you to walk around in. If there’s no way around wearing heels, it might be worth investing in a pair of flats or wedges so that you can be as comfortable as possible during the ceremony and reception.
Bonus: Don’t worry about wearing heels.
You don’t want anything that will hurt or make it uncomfortable for you to walk around in all day long (especially since most brides spend most of their time standing up). In fact, flats might be better for some pregnant brides because they’re more stable than heels would be during an entire day’s worth of walking around.
When you’re a pregnant bride, it can be hard to picture yourself walking down the aisle that changes once you find the prefect dress. It won’t be hard to picture yourself embracing this new phase of your life with your partner and family by your side. Always remember that what you feel beautiful and special in usually will make you look unique, so play to your every angle as you go dress hunting.
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